07 Jan 2021
“That thing,” said Watson, “is a chicken.”
“Yes, thank you, I was aware of that. What I asked is what is a chicken doing in our living room.”
“Good question,” mumbled the old doctor, “it seems rather confused in that regard as well."
Watson picks up a new hobby.
Fandoms: Sherlock Holmes (Radio 1989-2010 Coules), Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
25 Dec 2020
In the last century—good God, how old these four words alone make me feel—when we were in the prime of our days, Holmes was in the habit of raising me from my bed at all hours of the night. Our consulting room may have had set visiting times, but tragedies rarely stuck to them. It was a necessary trouble in our line of work, but I had long been under the impression that, along with Retirement, so would come some manner of nocturnal peace.
I was wrong.
Fandoms: Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
27 Jul 2020
For all Holmes might make fun of my writing, it’s become our custom, over the years, that he should be my first reader. This arrangement has proven agreeable for many reasons: firstly it is practical, as it allows him in the event of a slipup on my part — a name I ought to change or a conversation which ought to remain unrecorded —, to warn me of my oversight and correct it; secondly it pleases him, as he is a peacock first and man second, and he revels in my constant attention.
Watson shows Holmes a very, very early draft.